11 a.m. — 3700 block of Breezemont Drive. Making Repeated Harassing Telephone Calls. A woman, who lives with her grandparents, said she had been receiving several calls from her biological mother. The woman said she’s tried to reconcile with her mother, but the two have argued lately. The woman said her mother called her 13 times in one day, leaving several vulgar messages. The woman said she answered the phone a few times and swore at her mother, as well. The woman wanted to obtain a restraining order. The mother said she wouldn’t call the house anymore unless there was an emergency.
CANE AND UNABLE
12:39 a.m. — 1300 block of Boulevard of the Arts. Disturbing the Peace. A woman complained that her neighbor was constantly using a walking cane to bang on the walls and the floor, keeping other residents awake. The woman said several police reports had been filed in the past few weeks. The officer reported hearing extremely loud knocking coming from the apartment, loud enough to be heard outside of the residence. The neighbor refused to answer the door, as she had in the past, so no further action was taken.
9:15 a.m. — 1400 block of Ninth Street. Petit Theft. A woman said she and her sister frequently volunteer at homeless service agencies. While the two were sitting in a car, her sister had a bag of candy in her lap. A homeless man walked up to the vehicle and took the bag of candy. When the man was found, he still had the bag of candy in his possession, but only five pieces were left.
2:32 p.m. — 4200 block of North Tamiami Trail. Dispute/Fight. A woman said the manager and employees from nearby hotels were pushing shopping carts full of clothes onto her property, and she wanted it to stop. The manager of the hotels said people would leave the shopping carts on the property and employees didn’t know what to do with them. The officer told the manager she couldn’t put the carts on someone else’s property, and that she should contact the businesses that owned the carts. The manager agreed and said there would be no further problems.
COOLER HEADS PREVAIL
6:56 p.m. — 2000 block of Datura Street. Animal Nuisance. A man said a family of raccoons had been in his front driveway. The man said the raccoons ran away, but that a baby raccoon got trapped in a cooler in his garage. The officer released the trapped raccoon from the cooler.
TAKING THE CAKES
7:54 p.m. — 3500 block of North Tamiami Trail. Petit Theft. An employee at a grocery store said he witnessed a woman steal two strawberry cheesecakes from the store. He said the woman attempted to exit the store when he questioned her about the items in her purse, but that she was cooperative afterward. He didn’t want to press charges.
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Sound of hope
The holiday season hasn’t officially started until our favorite bell ringers return to their posts.
Shoppers and residents were treated to some holiday harmonies by the Senior Friendship Centers’ group, the Second Wind Harmonica Players, in Downtown Sarasota.
Stepping up to the plate
The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County teamed up to bring the anti-bullying event Rachel’s Challenge to Sarasota Dec. 3.